All but one of my babies has been a winter babe. And let me tell you, I 100% prefer to bundle up a bump in the cold months than trying to cool it down in the midst of a summer heat wave.
Winter pregnancies are amazing for so many reasons—you can wear all the cozy sweaters and pregnancy leggings you want, sip hot cocoa, dress up for the holidays without sweating a ton (like I have when getting fancy for friend’s summer weddings), and fall asleep snuggled into bed in the comfiest maternity pajamas. Basically, winter pregnancy outfits win time and time again when compared to the summer alternatives.
This particular cold weather season I have been relishing in adding a few pieces of maternity winter wear. Some are a definite need (like a maternity winter coat!) and some are mere wants. I mean, if I’m being completely honest, I want this baby bump to look fabulous at my husband’s work Christmas party when I am well into my third trimester.
If you have winter pregnancy outfits on your shopping list, let Truly Mama’s guide of cold weather worthy options be your guide!
- Best Winter Maternity Coat: Black 3-in-1 Down Maternity Coat
- Best Winter Maternity Leggings: Seamless Fleece Over-the-Belly Leggings
- Best Maternity Loungewear Set: Seraphine Loungewear
- Best Snow Pants for Early Pregnancy: Storm Surge Rain Paints
- Best Sherpa Jacket: Taupe Sherpa Fleece Hooded Maternity Jacket
- Best Maternity Sweater: Cowl Neck Maternity Sweater from Ingrid & Isabel
- Best Maternity Button-Down: Ivory Corduroy Pocket Front Maternity Shacket
- Best Sweater Dress: Button Front Maternity/Nursing Sweater Dress from Angel Maternity
- Best Fitted Maternity Dress: MAMA Cut-Out Dress
- Best Lace Maternity Dress: Lace Mesh Overlay Maternity Maxi Dress from PinkBlush
- Best Holiday Maternity Dress: Piertro Brunelli Salisburgo Maternity Dress from Motherhood Maternity
- Best Maxi Dress: Green Long Sleeve Maternity Nursing Maxi Dress
- Best "Leather" Leggings: b(air) Coated Ankle Skinny Maternity Jeans from 7 For All Mankind
- Best Oversized Pregnancy Sweater: Soft Knit Boatneck Dolman Sleeve Maternity Sweater
- Best Pregnancy Pajamas: PinkBlush Camel Leopard Pocket Front Maternity Pajama Set
- Best Holiday Graphic Pregnant Tee: 'Tis the Season to Be Pregnant Christmas Maternity Tee
- Best Button-Down Jammies: Button Front Nursing Pajama Set
Best Winter Maternity Coat
Best Winter Maternity Leggings
Best Maternity Loungewear Set
Best Snow Pants for Early Pregnancy
Best Sherpa Jacket
Best Maternity Sweater
Best Maternity Button-Down:
Best Sweater Dress
Best Fitted Maternity Dress
Best Lace Maternity Dress
Best Holiday Maternity Dress
Best Maxi Dress
Best "Leather" Leggings
Best Oversized Pregnancy Sweater
Best Pregnancy Pajamas
Best Holiday Graphic Pregnant Tee
Best Button-Down Jammies
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear for winter maternity pictures?
First and foremost, the rule with maternity photos is to wear what you feel comfortable in … no matter the season! If you want to bare it all in an indoor session with a heater blasting from the corner – do it! If you want to bundle up in a fancy dress with fur cape – be my guest! Or, if you want a cozy home session in maternity leggings and a shawl cardigan whimsically looking out the window with a mug of raspberry leaf tea in your hands and a soon-to-be full cradle blurred in the background – embrace that look! Whatever you choose, just schedule the session and take the photos. You will not regret capturing this magical time.
Can tight pants hurt the baby?
Tight pants will not hurt your baby; thankfully they are cushioned and protected well within our bodies. But, tight pants can definitely be uncomfortable to live life in. As your body grows and expands to house your little one, do not feel pressured to stay in a certain size of clothing. More often than not, I ebb between THREE sizes of maternity clothes throughout my pregnancies. When pants get too tight, move on to something more comfortable and better fitting.
Can you go in the snow while pregnant?
Yes! And you should! Not only is getting out into the fresh air a benefit to your mental health, exercising – no matter how brief – is a good course of action throughout all of pregnancy as long as your healthcare provider approves. Just like when you are not pregnant, layer up well when going into the snow and once you are inside, strip off any wet clothes and properly warm up with a warm drink or bath and dry clothes.